IMRAN QURESHI THE SEEMING ENDLESS PATH OF MEMORY
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents The Seeming Endless Path of Memory, an exhibition of new work by Imran Qureshi. Born in 1972 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Imran Qureshi has developed a contemporary practice rooted in the tradition of 16th-century Mughal miniature art, encompassing figurative and abstract works on paper, painting and site-specific installation.
Resonating throughout the exhibition is the artist's exploration of the infinite through the motif of the fold: the screen-like structure of his panel painting; with gradations from red to gold leaf and measuring ten metres in length; the undulating shape of an endlessly extending miniature painting; and the folded canvases of the relief paintings. The large-scale exhibition also features a series of distinctive miniature paintings exploring self-portraiture and the artist’s idea of landscape.